Opinion

Our land of dreams has no help for pain

25 April 2021 - 00:00 By tony leon

It is probably incautious in these incendiary times to remind readers of an acclaimed poet from the mid-Victorian era. Danger acknowledged, Matthew Arnold's elegiac composition , on the loss of faith and certainty, seems unusually modern and fits right in with the clamorous background noise that characterises SA in 2021.

Although Arnold had in mind the loss of religious faith in England, his concluding stanza could have been inked for troubled times at home...

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